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Offline Olumin

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Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 06:41:18 »
I’ve always bought purpose made cleaning/washing gasoline (Waschbenzin) for cleaning and degreasing mechanical parts and machinery (mostly clocks, watches, and typewriters/adding machines). To be honest I don’t even know what the stuff is called in English.

Is there any difference in the gasoline used in cars, and the purpose made cleaning gasoline? Are there any additives in car gasoline? Is it less clean? I couldn't find anything about it.

For use in cleaning applications, it is very important that the gasoline evaporates quickly and without leaving any residue. Does car gasoline have these properties?


I know there are people here who know much more about cars then I do (nothing), so please chime in and let me know of you have any idea.


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Re: Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 12 June 2021, 07:50:40 »
I am no chemist (where are you, Chyrosan?) but I do know that in the US fuel has multiple additives for cleaning and lubrication as it passes through the engine.
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Re: Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 00:30:37 »
Drinking, cleaning, powering motors, repelling small children. There's nothing gasoline can't do!

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Re: Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 07:26:37 »
I’ve always bought purpose made cleaning/washing gasoline (Waschbenzin) for cleaning and degreasing mechanical parts and machinery (mostly clocks, watches, and typewriters/adding machines). To be honest I don’t even know what the stuff is called in English.

Is there any difference in the gasoline used in cars, and the purpose made cleaning gasoline? Are there any additives in car gasoline? Is it less clean? I couldn't find anything about it.

For use in cleaning applications, it is very important that the gasoline evaporates quickly and without leaving any residue. Does car gasoline have these properties?


I know there are people here who know much more about cars then I do (nothing), so please chime in and let me know of you have any idea.


You can clean parts etc with regular gasoline but it is not smart or safe because the flashpoint is extremely low. If you are going to use gas to clean please don't smoke your cigarette while doing so. 

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Re: Using Car Gasoline For Cleaning?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 13 June 2021, 08:35:04 »

Drinking, cleaning, powering motors, repelling small children.


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For the first time, the United States has been demoted to the status of "backsliding" democracy by a major global watchdog of such things. The International IDEA think tank made the change in its newest report, citing "declines in civil liberties" and other factors. The United States now joins troubled inching-towards-autocracy nations like Hungary and Poland — which, notably, have recently been celebrated by far-right pundits as potential models of what this nation should become.
We are still a democracy, but the things that make us a democracy are themselves under attack. International IDEA is blunt in pinning the blame where it belongs, calling Donald Trump's attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election "a historic turning point." The Guardian quotes International IDEA Secretary General Kevin Casas-Zamora as he notes that "the increasing tendency to contest credible election results, the efforts to suppress participation (in elections), and the runaway polarization" are among the "most concerning developments," and that Trump's attempted nullification of the election with false claims of fraud “was soon replicated, in different ways, in places as diverse as Myanmar, Peru and Israel."
- The Guardian 2021-11-22